Lamb Chili – Indian Style

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   Last week I entered the annual Chili Cook-Off here in Athens. I’ve made vegetarian chili for the past two years and felt like a little change of pace. My taste buds were definitely happy for the change even if it meant I didn’t win. Word to the wise, don’t underestimate the vegetarian voters at [...]

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE – LIVER CLEANSING FOODS

I’m not exactly sure why but, I’ve been obsessing about my liver health lately.  It’s weird. I mean it’s not as if I was unaware that my liver is vital organ.  I learned in high school biology that the liver helps the body digest food, store energy, manufacture proteins, and remove an array of toxins [...]

EPISODE 15 – AHI & SALMON POKE

    Fish has always been a major part of my diet. Blame it on being from California or my mother’s Creole heritage but, I LOVE fish.  I don’t care if you fry it, dice it, make a ceviche, sashimi, or grill it…I am ALWAYS game. I love the taste plus, it’s a super nutritious low-fat [...]

EPISODE 14 – ZUCCHINI NOODLES

EPISODE 14 -ZUCCHINI NOODLES   This particular episode has been a LONG time coming. Several people asked me for the recipe when I first made it back in December. I posted the basic instructions but, they wanted an official step-by-step episode. I have made vegetable noodles several times since then but, kept forgetting to film [...]

HOLIDAY RECIPE MAKEOVER: 4 HEALTHY MONKEY BREAD RECIPES

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We all delight in something a little sweet to eat especially during the holiday season. My friend JJ loves making chocolate chip cookies. My uncle is famous for his sweet potato pie. Everyone has their dessert of choice they make or crave. Me? I love anything with apples and cinnamon. Oh that delectable smell that [...]

CHOP AND DROP MEAL: ZUCCHINI & EGGPLANT “PASTA” POMODORO

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I had an amazing visit with an old friend in LA last week. We laughed, hung out, and ate delightful food. Among the fantastic things I am taking away from that trip is the new “pasta” idea. My friend JJ and her husband have been cutting down on the carbs in their life but, still [...]

Day After Thanksgiving Chicken Broth

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Wait! Don’t throw away that turkey or chicken carcass from Thanksgiving! Do yourself a favor make home made broth. Fill up a large stock pot with water and throw that puppy into it! Add some celery, onions, garlic, carrots, and maybe some kale and collard greens! Allow the bones to boil down with garlic powder, [...]